Chennai Super Kings playing the first match on the Indian soil this IPL 2014. They take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their home game in Ranchi. With a fantastic record against Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings is leading 8-4 head-to-head in the 13 meetings, with one match abandoned due to rains.
Chennai Super Kings, a team that remains to be the most searched franchise despite Indian Premier League losing its charm. The reason behind their undiminished stardom is the ways they take everything in strive. Coming into this season of IPL 2014, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led side was embroiled in several controversies and after they lost their opening contest against Kings XI Punjab, many thought their dominance is over. But far from it, Chennai Super Kings bounced back in fashion to win the next four against Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
On the contrary stands another team, Kolkata Knight Riders who lost their last match by a whisker against Rajasthan Royals in the tournaments only Super over till date on boundary count. KKR won their IPL 2014’s opening match against Mumbai Indians. But KKR lost their way in between and are now with 4 points courtesy their only second victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings have both been champions in the past. The two sides have had grueling contests in the last six editions of IPL. We take a look at their previous encounters:
|IPL 2008||26th April, 2008||Chennai super Kings won by 9 wickets|
|IPL 2008||18th May, 2008||Chennai Super Kings won by 3 runs (D/L Method)|
|IPL 2009||25th April, 2009||Match Abandoned|
|IPL 2009||18th May, 2009||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2010||16th March, 2010||Chennai Super Kings won by 55 runs|
|IPL 2010||13th April, 2010||Chennai Super Kings won by 9 wickets|
|IPL 2011||8th April, 2011||Chennai Super Kings won by 2 runs|
|IPL 2011||7th May, 2011||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 runs|
|IPL 2012||30th April, 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2012||14th May, 2012||Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2012||27th May, 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2013||20th April, 2013||Chennai Super Kings won by 4 wickets|
|IPL 2013||28th April, 2013||Chennai Super Kings won by 14 runs|
Well looking at the match results of their previous encounters, Chennai Super Kings have been the formidable side always against Kolkata Knight Riders. It will be worth watching how the Gautam Gambhir’s side fares against their former nemesis in IPL 2014.